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  • Written by: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (2,402 ratings)

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Elon Musk

Written by: Ashlee Vance
Narrated by: Fred Sanders
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A remarkable man in possession of limitless curiosity and intellect, Elon Musk makes a fascinating subject.

Tech reporter Ashlee Vance has shadowed him for a year to bring us an engaging and deeply personal account of the man who wants to send us into outer space.

South African-born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it.

He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey, Jr. The personal tale of Musk's life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story. He was a freakishly bright kid who was bullied brutally at school and abused by his father. In the midst of these rough conditions and the violence of apartheid South Africa, Musk still thrived academically and attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he paid his own way through school by turning his house into a club and throwing massive parties.

He started a pair of huge dot-com successes, including PayPal, which eBay acquired for $1.5 billion in 2002. Musk was forced out as CEO and so began his lost years, in which he decided to go it alone and baffled friends by investing his fortune in rockets and electric cars. Meanwhile Musk's marriage disintegrated as his technological obsessions took over his life....

Elon Musk is the Steve Jobs of the present and the future and for the past 12 months he has been shadowed by tech reporter Ashlee Vance. Elon Musk is an important, exciting and intelligent account of the real-life Iron Man.

©2015 Ashlee Vance (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks

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Best book of the best icon

Overall it is a good package at first i was not sure that how I'll be able to finish the book considering length (my longest book so far) but it went along i was waiting to listen more as i usually listen during my morning commute in my car.

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Addictive

Loved the story so much that i couldn't wait to start the next chapter. Narration is great

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Really Good

Very nice book. Gives insights on what goes in the mind of a great leader

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A great insight to entrepreneurial journey of ELON

It's not a dramatic story. We see the passion and dedication of ELON for his dreams which are human centric.

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Lot of things yet to be covered.

I must be updated with latest stuff.
Also, sees like critical review 😊.
Good to know insights of today's scientist.

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Inspiring

Great unbiased biography and very well narrated. Musk has put everything on line and given us hope for a sustainable future - environmental and the propagation of humanity. No other human probably comes close. Makes me feel that I should do my best in whatever I take up. Truly inspiring!

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mind blowing narration, writer captured all things and narrator up his full effort to narrate

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Inspiring and motivational.

Biographies of some people are so inspiring that it leaves a long lasting impact. This is one such biography.
The author has put together musk's story from perspective of a lot of people.
As the personality of the person is always in debate, I have and always will admire the strength and belief this man has in accomplishing unbelievable goals.

The author has done justice in telling the stories about his success and failure. Anyone interested in knowing about how Elon Musk has achieved the greatness from nothingness must read the book.

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Phenomenal!

A fantastic narration of the story of Elon Musk. This amazing man's drive and passion rubs off at least a little bit on anyone who hears about it.
The narrator has done a brilliant job, using Musk's South African accent and even an English accent when necessary.
I was completely oblivious to how much there was behind Musk's success and I now really want to work in Tesla and have already started working it.

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A good one in exchange for your audible credit

I finished the book in just two days. never really got bored at any moment, the story is actually very well written but I'm not yet able to compare to other books as it is among the first books of mine.

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